Despite starring in one of 2011’s biggest blockbusters and winning an Oscar for her efforts, Octavia Spencer still has trouble getting recognized. Apparently, she is routinely confused with her friend and View co-host Sherri Shepherd. Spencer recently took to Twitter to clear up any confusion. The Huffington Post reports:
Sure, the Hollywood set has its fair share of famous-faced doppelgangers, but “The Help” actress Octavia Spencer wants you to know that she is not Sherri Shepherd. The Oscar winner took to Twitter Thursday night to share with her followers a message to “Dear Hollywood.”
“Dear Hollywood: Sherri Shepherd And Octavia Spencer Are Not The Same Person but we are dear friends, LOL,” Spencer tweeted.
What incident sparked Spencer’s need to clear up the case of her mistaken identity?
Shepherd told “The View” audiences that while covering the Academy Awards red carpet, several celebrities approached the “30 Rock” actress with congratulations for her “The Help” Best Supporting Actress nomination — accolades that were clearly meant for Spencer.
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